We ONLY book shows via email. Please send all inquiries to Joel Collins by emailing [email protected]. Please include your location, links to your music & history in the area. 

To be considered, make sure to also include your band name and a link to your social media and music (Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Bandcamp, etc.). The easier it is to access your music, the more likely we can work together.

We generally book 2-3 months in advance, with little short notice availability. Before emailing, please make sure whatever date you are interested in is available by checking the website. However, do note that just because a date is not listed on the website does not mean it is available.

If you’re touring and new to the area, it is very helpful if you have already contacted some local bands about playing with you before reaching out or having a lineup already built goes a long ways!

We do not have any backline at Local 506. You should plan to bring your instruments, amps, etc. We do provide a professional sound engineer and sound system, so you’ll never need to bring a P.A. or anything of that sort.

We do ask that if you have a show booked at Local 506, you do not play a show in the the Triangle area (Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Durham/Raleigh) at least 3 weeks before or after performing here. This helps to ensure that shows are a success for everyone involved.


Getting booked is less than half of a successful show. We aren’t a restaurant, sports bar, etc., so we don’t have any sort of built in crowd. If you are booked, it is assumed you will work to bring people to the show. We make and distribute fliers, advertise on social media and in print, and generally push our shows and calendar out to the area, but you know who your fans are much better than we do.

You can email with promotion ideas to [email protected]

Media List


The Independent Weekly
302. E. Pettigrew St.
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 286-1972
Music Editor: Allison Hussey
[email protected]

Daily Tarheel
Daily Tarheel
P.O. Box 3257,
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
(919) 843-4529

Diversions Editor ([email protected])

Chapel Hill News
505 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 932-2000
[email protected]
David Menconi
Head Music Critic
[email protected]

Duke Chronicle
[email protected]

The Herald Sun
The Herald-Sun
2828 Picket Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 419-6500
Cliff Bellamy
[email protected]

323 Witherspoon Student Center
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919.515.2411
[email protected]The Raleigh News & Observer

Shuffle Magazine
For newsworthy releases / special events:
Editor:  [email protected]
[email protected]

88 Vilcom Center Drive
Suite 130
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 933-4165
[email protected]



WXYC 89.3
CB 5210 Carolina Union
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Evan Davis
[email protected]

WXDU 88.7
(919) 684-2957
P.O. Box 90689
Duke Station
Durham, NC 27708
[email protected]

WCOM 103.5 

WKNC 88.1
Business Line: 919.515. 2401
NCSU Box 8607,
343 Witherspoon Student Center
Raleigh N.C., 27695
[email protected]


Clarion Content
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Mann’s World:
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Triangle Music Blog:
[email protected]
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Ross Grady @ Triangle Rock:
[email protected]

The Bottom String:
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Chapel Hill News
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or call 919-932-2000

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The Herald Sun:
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